Oh, my sharp tongue often shows up when asked, "What do you think will happen?" My quick retort, "I lost my crystal ball." I have no ability to see into the future and I am so relieved! I might willy nilly run screaming to the nearest cave if I knew what was coming! God knew what He was doing when he chose to not give us vision into the future. Through Him we are provided the strength to confront our present, but we are also instructed to not worry about tomorrow.
I must confess, I worry. I worry about provision for my future, about my family, about my friends, about our country, about the world, and in general a lot of "What if's". What if I become ill---and need help---What if the economy fails---and there are no more jobs out there---What if --what if. It does not one iota of good to worry about any of this, but in the deep--dark quiet of my alone time--I worry. What a colossal waste of time and energy!
The truth is--if I become ill and I will if I don't get run over first--there will be a provision for the care I need. If the economy fails, I will be in the same boat with everyone else and finally we will all get back to living simpler lives and surviving. The same for each and every thing I worry about--there is a provision for every circumstance.
WHERE is my trust--my faith--in the God I purport to worship? What happened to my memory of the many times He provided--as recently as today? I seem to suffer from short, mid, and long term memory loss--for my entire life is full of His care and provision. So my plan for the future is to not plan on the future--but instead trust Him who loves me beyond my wildest dream.
For today---I will make peace with my past, live in the present, and leave the future in God's hands. His plans are not my plans---but OH--His plans are so much better than I could ever even imagine!
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.